if it comes at all;
That fabled lightning-bolt-like moment of clarity
that suddenly, out of nowhere, opens up over you
in the middle of the haunted,
fairy tale dark forest
that life can so easily
somehow morph into.
One minute you're standing
in a grocery store looking for…
what was it you were looking for?
The next, you're in a clearing,
surrounded by what you can only assume
are a few thematic variations
of The Ghost Of Who You Could Have Been
Had You Just Paid A Little More Attention
And Followed Directions.
One of them
(strangely enough, the best dressed one
in the best physical shape and still
with the kindest expression on his face)
steps forward with one of those Blackberries
or maybe even one of those
I-phones everyone's been talking about:
here's where you
first really fucked up,
but could still have
oh, and then here.
But, pretty much by that time
you were just making the same mistake
over and over and there was
no real hope
of getting out ofthe hole."
-Jason Ryberg, 2009